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Kinloch

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Kinloch

Hi,

I have read all the posts in regards to the potential change in prop wash behind these boats to get a softer wake.  Has anyone actually changed there prop from the standard to see what happens? 

We open water ski at 33mph and find the wash/wake still too solid.

I'm about buy a spare prop for the boat so would be keen to get something that will decrease this, even if it means we have to surf with less ballast.

I live in New Zealand so demoing props is a not so easy given the size of the market.

 

 

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85 Barefoot

in 2016 they used a 1.76:1 drive ratio.  2017 went to a 1.5:1.  what that means is that you have plenty of "room" to get really steep.  The steeper the prop, the less disturbed water, the less disturbed water, the softer the wash.  I never got o run my experiment but I would not have shyed away from a 14x20

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AussieSkier
8 hours ago, Kinloch said:

Hi,

I have read all the posts in regards to the potential change in prop wash behind these boats to get a softer wake.  Has anyone actually changed there prop from the standard to see what happens? 

We open water ski at 33mph and find the wash/wake still too solid.

I'm about buy a spare prop for the boat so would be keen to get something that will decrease this, even if it means we have to surf with less ballast.

I live in New Zealand so demoing props is a not so easy given the size of the market.

 

 

Kinloc, have you spoken to the boys at Regal marine in Vic Aus. Trent may be able to help.

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Kinloch
6 hours ago, 85 Barefoot said:

in 2016 they used a 1.76:1 drive ratio.  2017 went to a 1.5:1.  what that means is that you have plenty of "room" to get really steep.  The steeper the prop, the less disturbed water, the less disturbed water, the softer the wash.  I never got o run my experiment but I would not have shyed away from a 14x20

How would the 14x20 affect the ability to load up the boat for wakesurfing?  The guys at wakemakers have suggested a acme 1947 which is 14x15.5.

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85 Barefoot

Not steep enough for that big of a reduction IMO. 

How will it affect ability to load up weight? Negatively.  But didn't you say you were ok w that?

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